The Ritzy is a Brixton institution, much loved for its friendly staff and anti-multiplex atmosphere. One of south London’s oldest picture palaces (it originally opened in 1911), today the Ritzy has still got a little of that grandeur. Its five screens are all comfortable and reasonably sized, while the programme strikes the perfect balance between major blockbusters and independent films, plus late-night shows and classics. There are also two bars, one offering a view across Windrush Square and serving slap-up café food, the other tucked upstairs inside the cinema and playing host to an array of club nights and stand-up shows.
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- Goosebumps start to form about 30 seconds into the latest from Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki (‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’). We’re drawn under the waves of the sea to a hidden enclave of neon-hued aqualife more vibrant, surreal and enchanting ...Read more
- There was already something wonderfully weird and carnivalesque about Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone's past films about the Naples mafiosi ('Gomorrah') and our modern yearning for celebrity ('Reality'). Now, the director has let his circus ringm...Read more
- With dynamite timing and outrageous threads, Ryan Gosling is a blast in this action-comedy from genre veteran Shane Black (‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’, ‘Iron Man 3’). Sharply crafted but still laid back – and hilarious from the off – Black’s buddy-buddy...Read more
- The fifth installment of the acclaimed animated series sees Scrat travel to space in pursuit of his acorn, where he sets off a chain of events that result in the launch of a meteor shower headed straight for Earth.Read more
- The hilarious start of this cartoon from the ‘Despicable Me’ team feels lifted from one of those pets-do-the-funniest-things montages on YouTube. Front-loading the best bits, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ begins by imagining what the animals in a New ...Read more
- Having secured the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style illusions, the magicians resurface for a comeback performance in the hope of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.Read more
- Michael Moore, still the baseball-hatted icon of lefty discontent (if looking schlumpier 26 years after 'Roger & Me') delivers his latest documentary provocation, which refreshingly turns out to be one of his more hopeful and celebratory efforts. ...Read more
- Colombia is not a nation known for its cinema (to be fair, it’s probably tough to focus on the creative process when your nation's been beset by six decades of armed conflict). Which makes ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ – nominated for Best Foreign Film...Read more
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Ab Fab, Boozy Brunch & Morning Bloody Rave
Patsy and Edina are back, sweetie, and Brixtonites are celebrating with a Saturday morning party at the Ritzy. Kick off with Bloody Marys at 9.30am, get limbered up with aerobics and a style wars sesh, and watch the new ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ film at noon....Daytime parties Saturday July 2 2016Read more
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A real gem of a place! The perfect way to spend a cozy Sunday afternoon in Brixton – great films, comfy seats and a yummy selection of cinema treats & drinks… What more could you ask for? Easily one of the best cinemas in London.
My FAVOURITE cinema in London. Great mix of programming, lovely events and a a great view on that top balcony!